An attempt to curate the practical and insightful when it comes to the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Creating Cross-Curricular Text Sets for the Middle Grades | MiddleWeb

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Teacher educator Amanda Wall has preservice teachers creating themed text sets that can help deepen student learning across the middle grades curriculum.


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Fariña builds an argument for the Common Core

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Ties her support for the controversial standards back to the classroom

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Principal: Scare tactics mask reality of #commoncore adoption

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This letter is in response to a recent Advocate article titled, “Jindal joins forces with foes to fight Common Core.” On April 2, Rep. Geymann’s …

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GPS Network - Common Core ELA Kindergarten

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The purpose of the Great Public Schools Network is to develop a network of NEA members, affiliates, and partners, who will collaborate, advocate, and organize to improve public education by leading a student-centered Association agenda.

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The end of test prep

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The end of test prepLaura McGiffert SloverApril 21, 2014More than one million students. Sixteen thousand schools. Nearly 10,000 test items. This spring is a critical milestone, as PARCC states make history by participating in field tests.
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The War on the Common Core

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Washington Post (blog)The Incredibly Stupid War on the Common CoreDaily BeastThe New York State United Teachers, part of AFT, recently voted to pull its support for Common Core.
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Common Core at Four: Sizing Up the Enterprise

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Make Common Core better in Ohio; don’t scrap it

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Center For American Progress Make Common Core better in Ohio; don’t scrap it Toledo Blade Ohio is one of the 44 states whose public schools are basing their teaching on the educational standards called Common Core.


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Taking It All In: Common Core and headsets: what you need to know

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Common Core and headsets: what you need to know. GUEST COLUMN | by Tim Ridgway As the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are implemented across the country, much of the focus has been on the equipm…

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Vision, Reality Collide in Common-Core Tests

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Livebinders for #commoncore Geometry - Geometry Teachers

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Welcome to Livebinders for Geometry. You have discovered my organization secret. While these Livebinders are not as organized as the Algebra 1 Livebinders, you can still find great lessons for every unit. I love to fill these in with great lessons, ideas, and assessments as I find them around the web. This is a one …

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The Common Core Debate Should Deal With Facts, Not Fiction

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Our education reform debate needs to stay grounded in reality.
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Why Schools Should Shift Away From Curricula to a Teacher-Centric Approach

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By: Jason Lange. Without engaging with their craft, teachers become frustrated, which further exacerbates the issue by driving good teachers out of schools, making it harder for good schools to remain that way for long.
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Educators argue to keep Common Core, PARCC

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SFGate Educators argue to keep Common Core, PARCC The Daily Advertiser “If we should withdraw from Common Core or PARCC, it would wreak havoc in classrooms,” said Amy Deslattes, instructional strategist at Lafayette High School and Teacher Leader…
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Washington D.C. Schools Collaborate Around College- and Career-Ready Standards

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